Between a polarizing Katy Perry halftime show, Idina Menzel's performance, and all the Super Bowl commercials, it's easy to forget there was also a game going on.
A classic, to boot, with one of the craziest finishes ever!
An interception by the New England Patriots' little-known Malcolm Butler won Super Bowl XLIX, sealing a 28-24 victory in the closing moments.
Butler's first-career interception came after a dubious play call by the Seattle Seahawks, who had reached the one yard line with under a minute to play.
A spectacular juggling catch by Jermaine Kearse brought them five yards away, then Marshawn Lynch ran the ball within one yard of paydirt.
Then, despite having Lynch - nicknamed Beast Mode for a reason - on their roster, Seattle decided to get that final, triumphant three feet by ...
Throwing a slant to Ricardo Lockette over the middle!
Butler saw it coming all the way, stepping in front of Russell Wilson's pass and securing the ball, and with it New England's fourth Super Bowl title.
"I just had a vision that I was going to make a big play and it came true," Butler said. "I'm just blessed. I can't explain it right now. It's crazy."
It really is, especially when Seattle had multiple time outs left, three more plays to get one yard and the services of this man on their team:
Marshawn Lynch, perhaps the most difficult human to tackle in the entire sport, was asked if he was surprised he didn't get the ball in a goal line situation.
"No. Because we play football. It's a team sport," the star responded.
Diplomatic. Seahawk Nation likely won't be as generous in their thoughts about head coach Pete Carroll letting a second straight title slip away.
Yes, it was a tight game and it's unfair to lay the blame for a loss on any one person, player, coach or decision over the course of 60 minutes.
There's no way the team won't rue this one for years, though. None.
Great play by Butler, without question, and a worthy championship won by Tom Brady & Co. Kudos and congrats across the board, Patriots.
Still ... Marshawn Lynch. One yard. Come ON people. Come on.
It's okay, Seattle fans. You'll always have these memories: